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SEA BARLEY Hordeum marinum. Height to 5cm<br />
Tufted, blue-green annual of bare ground and dry, grassy places near the sea. FLOWERS are borne in long, unbranched spikes, 7-8cm long, the spikelets in 3s, with stiff, spreading awns (Jul-Aug); flowering stems are prostrate at base. FRUITS are small, dry nutlets. LEAVES are 4-5mm wide. STATUS-Local and exclusively coastal.
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SEA BARLEY Hordeum marinum. Height to 5cm
Tufted, blue-green annual of bare ground and dry, grassy places near the sea. FLOWERS are borne in long, unbranched spikes, 7-8cm long, the spikelets in 3s, with stiff, spreading awns (Jul-Aug); flowering stems are prostrate at base. FRUITS are small, dry nutlets. LEAVES are 4-5mm wide. STATUS-Local and exclusively coastal.

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Date: 26 Jan 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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